Coloring isn’t just a fun way to pass the time and keep your little ones occupied. It has real, educational value for children of many ages. Here are three simple ways you can use this coloring sheet of a stained glass window cross to help children grow intellectually and spiritually.
1. Color Mania
Encourage children to use as many different colors as they can when coloring. Ask them to name the colors when they’re done.
2. Boundary Challenge
If you have more than one child, let them compete to see who can finish coloring first. Handicap the race so that older kids have to wait to begin. Try adding five penalty seconds whenever a color crosses the border from one cell into another.
3. Cross Talk
Let the cross be a conversation starter. Talk about why Jesus had to die on the cross. Read one of the crucifixion narratives from the Gospels. Discuss Easter and why it’s important.
Most importantly, enjoy the time you spend on this activity. (And if you want to download it just so you can color it, we won’t tell.)
Abeka has arts and crafts curriculum for children as young as two.SHOP ART